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Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Don't miss this one”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

If you are visiting Japan you will see many tamples and shrines. Kasuga Grand Shrine is one of the most beautiful so don't say "I have seen enough" till see this one. Very short walk from the Great Budda. It is hidden in the wood waiting for you peacefully. Don't forget your camera.

Visited April 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Beautiful - and empty!”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

It's so beautiful, featuring zillions of stone lanterns covered in moss; but the best part is the quiet - my tour group had the place entirely to ourselves on the rainy afternoon we visited!

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A nice shrine in the woods”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a nice shrine hidden in the woods. It's not as crowded as some of the other areas of Nara. Be sure to look for the hundreds (maybe thousands?) of stone lanterns. They're almost overwhelming.

Visited March 2012
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Kyoto, Japan
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“A definate Visit if your in Nara”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Beautiful roof design and very vivid.
Its close to the great Budda so you should have no trouble finding it!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful grounds, nature and tranquility”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

The walk up to the shrine really makes the trip. There are hundreds of moss covered stone lanterns lining the path, dedicated to families past. Then you reach the large, orange torii and a few small shops to buy charms or food for the wandering deer. Close to the temple are clusters of moss covered lanterns again and streams and pools. The Shrine itself seems deep in the forest, and there are several nature paths wandering around the property. The shrine was partially closed off for a wedding while we visited, but it seemed to be beautiful old structure.

Visited April 2011
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